Careers Education Information Advice & Guidance (CEIAG)
Careers Education Information Advice & Guidance at St Brendan’s Sixth Form College is comprehensive, accessible and effective.
We have two dedicated Officers who are available to any student from 08:30 to 16:30, Monday to Friday. Their office is situated in Cafe Max and students are able to either drop-in to see them or book an appointment on Moodle - our Student Intranet.
The Careers Centre contains both access to online resources, as well as a big selection of offline resources (such as a University Prospectus library, and a selection of latest books on employability and gap years).
Throughout the year, we organise different events to engage and inform students to help them decide about what they would like to do when they finish at St Brendan's Sixth Form College:
- Every November we hold a Level 2 (GCSE) Students' Careers Fair to encourage informed decisions about their next steps.
- Every March we hold a Level 3 (A-level) Students' Careers Fair which is focussed on supporting those who are not going to university and are looking for opportunities in the world of work.
In May, we also organise Higher Education & Apprenticeship evenings for first year Level 3 students to help them consider all their options after St Brendan's. We host a series of workshops on subjects such as:
- Student Finance
- Taking a Gap Year
- Choosing a Course
- How to apply for an Apprenticeship
Throughout the year we have visits from Oxbridge, local Universities and Colleges to help students with both the UCAS (University Application) process and applying for an Art and Design Foundation Diplomas. We also arrange free trips to the UCAS Convention and a University Open Day.
We even hold Practice Interviews to help students prepare for University and Employment recruitment.
Students can regularly check our Moodle (Intranet) for all the latest opportunities such as Taster Courses, university Summer Schools, the Access to Bristol university scheme, jobs and local events which could help students to enrich their knowledge and add to their CVs.